117 Best Things to Do in Prague: Ultimate Guide (from Locals)

Adriana and Matej Discovering Prague

Written by local experts Adriana & Matěj

Adriana and Matěj Halouskovi are travel bloggers behind the successful blog Czech the World.

Matěj was born in Prague and has lived here his entire life and Adriana moved here 6 years ago.

We have traveled to more than 60 countries, but if we could tell you what place we know the most, it is our city

Welcome to Prague — the city that’s captured my heart and I bet it will capture yours too! Whether you’re here to snap pics of the iconic Charles Bridge or looking to sip a cold pivo (the most important Czech word you need to learn) in an age-old beer garden, I’ve got your back.

This is no ordinary list; it’s 117 best things to do in Prague, straight from someone who’s lived all the highs and lows of this magical city. Ready to dive in?

We have divided the best things to do into several categories:

Map of Best Things to Do in Prague

Here we have prepared for you a detailed map of best places to visit in Prague.

Essential Things to Do for First-Timers

In case you find yourself short of time, we highly recommend you follow this itinerary for 1 Perfect day in Prague. Otherwise, dive deep into this article.

1) Prague Castle

Alright, let’s kick things off with a classic – the iconic Prague Castle. This isn’t just any castle; it’s actually the largest ancient castle complex in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Perched high above the city, it offers jaw-dropping views of Prague that you’ll want to capture.

Within its expansive complex, you’ll find gems like St. Vitus Cathedral, the Old Royal Palace, St. George’s Basilica, and the adorable Golden Lane. Don’t miss the Changing of the Guard ceremony; it’s an experience in itself.

Local tip? Go early to avoid the crowds and have a more serene castle experience. Trust me, there’s a whole different kind of magic when you have the courtyards almost to yourself.

Tickets and opening hours

Entrance to the Prague Castle Complex is free. In case you wish to visit also interiors you will need a ticket. The basic ticket for the Castle is around 250 CZK, all the information regarding tickets can be found here.

The Castle area is open from 6 AM to 10 PM, but the historical buildings open from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Prague Castle

2) St. Vitus Cathedral

While you’re exploring Prague Castle, you simply can’t miss the St. Vitus Cathedral. As you step inside, you’ll be greeted by intricate stained-glass windows, astonishing sculptures, and soaring Gothic spires. This isn’t just a place of worship; it’s the final resting place for many Czech kings and a showpiece of Czech history.

Tickets and Opening Hours

Entrance to some parts of the cathedral is free, then there is a general circuit that is included in the Prague Castle Ticket, but if you want access to the Great South Tower, you’ll need a special ticket. The cathedral’s opening hours can be found here.

So, you’ve marveled at Prague Castle and soaked in the gothic grandeur of St. Vitus Cathedral—what’s next?

St Vitus Cathedral

3) Petřín Hill and Observation Tower

A leisurely walk from the castle will get you to Petřín Hill with its Observation Tower! Often referred to as Prague’s ‘mini-Eiffel Tower,’ this iron structure is far more than a Parisian knockoff. Well, it was built as part of the Jubilee Exhibition in 1891, like a free scaled-down replica of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, with a ratio of 1:5. Standing at a height of 58.70 meters, which is at the same altitude as the actual Eiffel Tower. Climb its 299 steps for a panoramic view that’s nothing short of breathtaking.

But Petřín that’s not just the Observations Tower. Beyond the tower, you’ll find a captivating Mirror Maze, beautifully landscaped gardens, and park areas with panoramic views of Prague. It’s a multifaceted retreat right in the city.

In case you are visiting Petřín from the Lesser Town, you can use the Petřín funicular! It is part of the public transportation system, so it’s not expensive.

Tickets and Opening Hours

  • Petřín Tower – Opening hours and ticket prices can be found here. Tickets are sold at the tower.
  • Mirror Maze – Opening hours and ticket prices can be found here.

In case you plan to visit both the Tower and Mirror Mazebuy the combined ticket, which is cheaper.

Petřín Tower

4) St. Nicholas Church

As you descend from Petřín Hill you can walk or take a short tram ride to Malostranské náměstí, where you will find the St. Nicholas Church. This Prague landmark is famed for its extraordinary interior, including a sky-high dome that rises 70 meters and spans 20 meters in diameter. The frescoes that adorn the church are equally captivating, as are the intricately decorated altar, pulpit, and organ.

Regarding entry, guided tours usually cost around 200 CZK, though you can enter for less without a guide. Time might be tight but take note for future visits: the church regularly hosts beautiful concerts worth experiencing.

St Nicholas Church

5) John Lennon Wall

A short stroll from St. Nicholas Church will lead you to an entirely different Prague landmark—the John Lennon Wall. Situated just off Malostranské náměstí, this ever-changing mural has been a symbol of peace, love, and artistic freedom since the 1980s.

It started as a form of protest against the Communist regime and has evolved into a dynamic canvas that invites contributions from locals and tourists alike.

John Lennon Wall

6) Charles Bridge

A short walk from John Lennon Wall will lead you to the timeless Charles Bridge. Stretching over the Vltava River, this 14th-century stone bridge serves as a living gallery of baroque sculptures and a vantage point offering unparalleled views of Prague.

Whether it’s the silhouette of Prague Castle in the distance or the musicians and artists that line the bridge, every element tells a story. From dawn when the mist rises off the Vltava, to dusk when the sun sets behind the castle, Charles Bridge offers a poetic frame to Prague’s many faces.

There are many interesting legends around the bridge. And if you like superstition you can try this: Find the statue of St. John of Nepomuk, located here. The statue has a bronze plaque depicting St. John being thrown off the bridge. Rub the plaque to bring yourself good luck and ensure that you will return to Prague.

Charles Bridge with Prague Castle

7) Old Town Square

After crossing Charles Bridge, your next stop is the Old Town Square. This is the city’s historical and cultural epicenter. Here, the past and present coalesce in an arresting display of architectural styles, from Gothic to Baroque and Renaissance.

Whether it’s the imposing Church of Our Lady before Týn, the grandeur of St. Nicholas Church in Old Town, the famous Astronomical Clock, or the intricate façades that surround the square, each building adds a layer to Prague’s rich historical tapestry. Street performers, local artisans, and seasonal markets contribute to the square’s ever-changing yet timeless atmosphere.

Old Town Square Highlights

  • Týnský Chrám (Church of Our Lady before Týn) – This church stands out in Old Town Square with its twin Gothic spires. Inside, a 17th-century high altar captivates visitors. Historically, it’s notable for its shifts from Hussite to Catholic significance.
  • Mariánský Sloup (Marian Column) – This Baroque column, topped by a golden Virgin Mary, was erected after the Thirty Years’ War. Removed in 1918 for its Habsburg ties, it has since been restored, symbolizing Prague’s layered history.
  • Staroměstská Radnice (Old Town Hall) – A blend of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, Old Town Hall has been a hub for social and political activities over the years. It houses Prague’s main tourist center and offers panoramic views from its tower.
  • Kostel sv. Mikuláše (St. Nicholas Church in Old Town) – Located in Old Town Square, this is not to be confused with the St. Nicholas Church in Lesser Town Square. Though smaller, its stunning interiors and historical roots as a Benedictine church make it a must-visit site.
Old Town Square

8) Astronomical Clock

Let’s talk about one of Prague’s most visited landmarks—the Astronomical Clock, or Orloj in Czech. Found on the southern wall of Old Town Hall, this intricate timekeeping device dates back to 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still in operation.

More than just a clock, it’s a mechanical marvel that showcases the positions of the Sun and Moon, as well as other astronomical details. But the clock isn’t just about cosmic alignments; every hour, on the hour, people gather to witness the “Walk of the Apostles,” a mechanical performance that has been enchanting viewers for centuries. It’s a spectacle that weaves together time, astronomy, and folklore, representing Prague’s penchant for blending the practical with the poetic.

TIP: Don’t miss the hourly show – be there several minutes earlier to catch the spot. It’s brief but worth it. 

Prague Astronomical Clock

9) Jewish Quarter

As you wander away from the bustling Old Town Square, a brief stroll takes you into the heart of Prague’s Jewish Quarter—Josefov. Named after Emperor Joseph II, who eased living conditions for the Jews in the late 18th century.

This area is more than just a collection of well-preserved synagogues and the hauntingly beautiful Old Jewish Cemetery. From the Spanish Synagogue’s Moorish interiors to the Old-New Synagogue’s Gothic architecture, each site serves as a chapter in a complex story that spans centuries.

Must-Visit Sites of the Jewish Quarter

  • Old-New Synagogue: The Old-New Synagogue is the oldest active synagogue in Europe, dating back to the 13th century.
  • Old Jewish Cemetery: One of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Europe, with tombstones dating back to the 15th century.
  • Jewish Museum: Comprises several buildings including the Maisel Synagogue, Pinkas Synagogue, and the Ceremonial Hall.
  • Klausen Synagogue: Houses an exhibition on Jewish customs and traditions.
  • Spanish Synagogue: Known for its Moorish interior and a museum on the history of Jews in Bohemia.
Old New Synagogue

10) Powder Tower

As one of the original 13 city gates, the Powder Tower—locally known as Prašná brána—marks the boundary between Old Town and New Town. This Gothic tower, originally built in the 15th century, gained its name from its later use as a gunpowder storage facility. Today, it serves as a striking architectural landmark where you can climb up for a panoramic view of Prague’s ever-blending old and new landscapes. You can find opening hours here.

Powder Tower

11) Municipal House

Adjacent to the Powder Tower, the Municipal House, or Obecní dům, is a stunning example of Art Nouveau architecture. Famous for its intricate stained glass and sumptuous murals, this building is a hub of cultural activities, housing concert halls, exhibition spaces, and fine dining establishments.

Its Smetana Hall is particularly renowned as a venue for classical concerts. A guided tour is well worth it. You marvel at the intricate mosaics, stained glass, and elaborate chandeliers that adorn the interior.

Municipal House

12) Wenceslas Square

Stretching out in the shape of a long rectangle, this is less a traditional “square” and more a vibrant boulevard, lined with shops, restaurants, and various forms of entertainment.

But don’t let its contemporary bustle fool you; Wenceslas Square is steeped in history. Named after Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia, the square has been the stage for significant political events and demonstrations, from the declaration of the Czechoslovak Republic in 1918 to the anti-communist Velvet Revolution of 1989.

A statue of Saint Wenceslas atop his horse dominates one end, serving both as a meeting point and as a symbol of national resilience. Behind the statue, anchoring the top of Wenceslas Square is the National Museum, the oldest and largest in the Czech Republic.

Wenceslas Square

13) Dancing House (Tančící dům)

The Dancing House is a modern architectural wonder in Prague. The main highlight is its strikingly unique design, resembling a pair of dancers in motion. Located by the Vltava River, it’s a fantastic spot to take pictures. Dancing House offers a fascinating contrast to Prague’s medieval and Baroque architecture.

Dancing House

14) Taste Czech beer at Letná Beer Garden

Perched atop Letná Hill and easily accessible from the city center, Letná Beer Garden is an oasis that combines two Czech passions: beer and the outdoors.

With its relaxed atmosphere, this beer garden is where locals and tourists alike come to savor quality Czech beer while enjoying unparalleled views of the Vltava River and the Prague skyline. It’s a spot where the Czech beer culture—known for its quality and tradition—gets to shine in a picturesque setting. A must-visit for anyone looking to experience the local lifestyle while soaking in some of the best views the city has to offer.

Letná Beer Garden

15) Taste Czech Food

Exploring Prague isn’t just about the sites. Czech cuisine, often underrated, offers a range of flavors from hearty to subtle. Think roasted meats, dumplings, and tangy sauerkraut, balanced by sweet treats like fruit dumplings.

Don’t miss out on tasting local dishes like guláš, svíčková, vepřo-knedlo-zelo, or fried cheese to get a true sense of Czech culinary tradition. If you are a fan of street food or little sack, don’t miss trying out some of these Traditional Czech Street Foods.

We can also highly recommend one of these food tours:


Prague Hidden Gems

If you want to explore every corner of Prague and find out about many more hidden gems, hop to the 59 Prague Hidden Gems & Non-touristy Things to Do article. Otherwise, let’s have a look at the best of these:

16) Vyšehrad Castle

Situated on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Vltava River, Vyšehrad is often considered Prague’s “second castle.” Founded in the 10th century, it’s a place shrouded in legend—said to be the seat of the first Czech rulers.

Today, it serves as both a historical site and an inviting park area. One of its highlights is the Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, a neo-Gothic church with stunning murals. Equally compelling is the Vyšehrad Cemetery, the final resting place of many notable Czechs like composers Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana.

The fortress walls offer magnificent views of Prague.


17) Museum of Communism

This was a sad reality of the years 1948 – 1989. Communism had a devastating impact on Czechoslovakia, which was one of Europe’s most developed nations back at the beginning of the 20th century.

This museum features a range of exhibits, from propaganda posters to historical artifacts, offering a nuanced look at life during this period. Far removed from the standard tourist track, a visit here provides a deeper understanding of the socio-political forces that have shaped the modern-day Czech Republic.

Museum of Communism

18) Old Jewish Cemetery

Nestled within Prague’s Jewish Quarter, the Old Jewish Cemetery serves as a solemn reminder of the city’s intricate and often fraught history with its Jewish community. Established in the 15th century, this cemetery is one of the oldest in Europe.

Due to space constraints and religious laws prohibiting the removal of gravestones, several layers of graves were added over the centuries, resulting in a uniquely crowded and uneven landscape. The site contains approximately 12,000 tombstones and around 40,000 ritually buried remains.

19) Paddle Boats at Vltava River

Often missed by tourists focusing on Prague’s historic sites, renting a paddle boat on the Vltava River offers a fun and laid-back way to see the city. Whether you’re a couple looking for a romantic activity or a family wanting some outdoor fun, this is a great option.

As you paddle along, you’ll get unique views of iconic landmarks like Charles Bridge and Prague Castle. It’s a lovely way to spend an hour or two, especially on a sunny day, and it allows you to experience Prague from a whole new perspective.

We recommend booking this tour: 2-Hour Paddle Boarding in the City Centre

Prague Paddle Boats

20) Pragulic Tour: See Prague Through a Different Lens

For those looking to go beyond traditional sightseeing, the Pragulic Tour offers an eye-opening experience. This unique tour is guided by people who have experienced homelessness, giving visitors an alternative view of Prague, complete with stories you won’t hear on standard city tours.

You’ll learn about the hidden corners and communities that make up the city’s fabric, all while contributing to a social enterprise that aims to support marginalized individuals. Not your average tourist activity, a Pragulic Tour is a meaningful way to deepen your understanding of Prague and its diverse communities.

117 Best Things to Do in Prague: Ultimate Guide (from Locals)

21) Nový Svět (New World)

If you’re looking to escape the crowds and see a more secluded side of Prague, consider a visit to the “New World.” This charming neighborhood is just a short walk from Prague Castle, but it feels like a different world.

With its narrow lanes, tiny colorful houses, and absence of shops and crowds it’s a delightful place to wander, take photos, and get a sense of what Prague might have been like in earlier times.

Nový svět (New World) Prague in winter

22) Golden Lane

Tucked away within the Prague Castle complex, Golden Lane is often missed by visitors focused on the castle’s more prominent features. Yet this quaint, cobblestoned alley offers a glimpse into a different, more intimate side of Prague’s history.

Originally built at the end of the 15th century to house the castle’s archers, guards, and goldsmiths, it later became home to artisans, and according to legend, alchemists.

Its small, colorful houses now serve as shops, museums, and exhibition spaces. House No. 22 is particularly notable as it was briefly the home of writer Franz Kafka.

Zlatá ulička (Golden Lane)

23) Beer Spa

If you’re looking for an experience that combines Czech culture with ultimate relaxation, look no further than a beer spa. Yes, you read that right—a spa where you can soak in a tub filled with beer ingredients!

It’s quirky but popular, and it’s said to have health benefits like improved skin and circulation. While soaking, you often have the added perk of unlimited beer on tap to enjoy. A visit to a beer spa offers a uniquely Czech way to unwind and is perfect for those looking to try something a little out of the ordinary.

We recommend Bernard Beer Spa with Beer and Massage Option.

Beer Spa

24) Wallenstein Garden

Located adjacent to the Senate of the Czech Republic, Wallenstein Garden is a stunning example of Baroque landscape architecture. A true hidden gem, the garden features intricate geometric designs, statues, fountains, and even a koi pond.

One of the garden’s coolest features is the Dripstone Wall, a unique rock wall that looks like it’s dripping. This garden offers a quiet place to relax and is worth visiting to see a different side of Prague’s rich history. The best thing about it is that there is no entry fee.

Wallenstein Garden (Valdštejnská zahrada)

25) Black Light Theatre

If you’re looking for a unique cultural experience in Prague, don’t miss the chance to see a Black Light Theatre show. This form of theatre is a mix of dance, mime, and visual effects, all set in a dark room illuminated by black lights.

This type of theater uses special lighting effects to create the illusion of objects floating in the air. The result is a captivating blend of colors, movement, and storytelling that seems almost magical.

Originating in Asia but honed to perfection in the Czech Republic, Black Light Theatre offers a mesmerizing and creative form of entertainment.

26) Fanta’s Building of Prague Main Station

The dispatch building designed by architect Josef Fanta is part of the main railway station in Prague and, together with the adjacent hall over the platforms, forms the largest Art Nouveau monument in the Czech Republic. In 1976, the main station was listed among the immovable cultural monuments, and since November 1, 1993, it has been part of the urban conservation area of Vinohrady, Žižkov, and Vršovice.

Many visitors coming to Prague by train won’t even notice this hidden gem, because they are walking through the modern parts of the Main Station. But if you have some spare time, I encourage you to visit the beautiful Fantova kavárna (Fanta’s café) and enjoy the history in this lovely Art Nouveau place. You can find out more about the building here.

Fantas Building - Prague Main station

27) Museum of Senses

For a break from historical sites and a dip into the unusual, head to the Museum of Senses. This interactive space is designed to challenge your perceptions and awaken your senses in unexpected ways.

From optical illusions to rooms that mess with your sense of balance, this museum offers an array of exhibits that are both educational and fun. It’s an ideal spot for families or anyone looking to add a quirky, engaging element to their Prague itinerary. Located conveniently in the city center, the Museum of Senses will be a fun-filled detour.

28) Divoká Šárka

This natural reserve offers a range of outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, and rock climbing. Named after the legendary female warrior Šárka, the area features lush forests, babbling brooks, and dramatic cliffs.

It’s an ideal spot for anyone looking to experience the city’s natural beauty without venturing far from the center. Just a short tram ride away, Divoká Šárka provides a refreshing change of pace for those who want to experience more than just Prague’s urban charm.

Divoká Šárka

29) Museum of Miniatures

For a truly unique and often-overlooked experience, make sure to visit the Museum of Miniatures. This charming institution is dedicated to the art of miniature objects and scenes, some of which can only be properly viewed through a microscope.

From tiny books to incredibly detailed bicycle, the craftsmanship on display is nothing short of remarkable. Situated not far from Prague Castle, it’s easy to fit into a broader day of sightseeing.

30) Vítkov Hill: Visit the National Memorial

Vítkov Hill is a site of national importance, housing the National Monument. The memorial building on top of Vítkov Hill was built between the years 1928 and 1938 in honor of the Czechoslovak legionaries. It’s also home to the gigantic equestrian statue of Jan Žižka, a legendary Czech military leader.

Vítkov Hill - Jan Žižka memorial

31) The Church of the Most Sacred Heart of Our Lord

This church is a unique architectural landmark located in Prague’s Vinohrady district. Designed by Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik, it’s notable for its massive clock face integrated into the church tower, making it distinctly modern compared to Prague’s mostly Gothic and Baroque religious buildings.

The interior is equally striking with its art deco elements and geometric designs. Beyond its architectural appeal, the church offers an atmosphere of serenity and introspection.

Jiřího z Poděbrad - Vinohrady

32) Břevnov Monastery: Explore this ancient monastery

Břevnov Monastery is a centuries-old monastery, which dates back to the 10th century. The complex features a stunning Baroque Basilica, tranquil courtyards, and a picturesque garden.

While entrance to certain areas may require a fee, the exterior and the peaceful ambiance of the monastery are equally captivating. Břevnov Monastery provides a glimpse into Prague’s religious heritage.

Břevnov Monastery

Best Tours to Experience Prague

33) Best Food Tours

Exploring Prague isn’t just about the sites. Czech cuisine, often underrated, offers a range of flavors from hearty to subtle. Think roasted meats, dumplings, and tangy sauerkraut, balanced by sweet treats like fruit dumplings.

We recommend one of these food tours:

34) Best Beer Tours

If there is one thing the Czech Republic is famous for, it’s beer. Did you know that the popular beer type Pilsener is originally from the Czech Republic?

There is no better way to get to know about Czech beer culture than taking a beer tour.

We recommend one of these tours:

35) Best Jewish Quarter Tours

Exploring the Jewish Quarter with a guide takes your visit to the next level. They’ll give you the backstory of important landmarks and help you understand the cultural and historical significance of what you’re seeing. Plus, a guide can answer your questions on the spot and point out details you might otherwise miss. It’s a more interactive and insightful way to experience this rich part of Prague.

Book one of these tours:

36) Prague Castle Tours

Going to Prague Castle with a guide just makes everything more interesting. They’ll show you the must-see spots and hidden gems, all while filling you in on the cool history and stories behind them. Plus, you can ask questions and get personalized tips, making your visit way more engaging and fun.

We recommend this tour: Castle Tour with Local Guide and Entry Ticket

37) Best Free Walking Tours

Going on a free walking tour in Prague is a no-brainer for first-timers. You get to see the highlights, learn some cool facts, and figure out what you want to explore more later. Plus, it’s budget-friendly; you just tip what you think it’s worth. Great way to kick off your trip!

We recommend these tours:

117 Best Things to Do in Prague: Ultimate Guide (from Locals)

38) Best River Cruises

A river cruise is a chill way to see the city from a different angle. You get awesome views of landmarks like Prague Castle and Charles Bridge, all while kicking back on the water. It’s scenic, relaxing, and a fun break from walking around.

We recommend these tours:

39) Best Bike and E-Bike Tours

A bike tour is a fun, active way to cover more ground than walking. You’ll zip through historic neighborhoods, see key landmarks, and even discover some local spots. Plus, it’s a cool way to get a different perspective of the city while getting a bit of exercise. Worth it!

We recommend one of these tours:

40) Best Communism Tours

A Prague communism tour is like a trip back in time. You’ll get the lowdown on life behind the Iron Curtain, see some Cold War relics, and hear stories that bring history to life. It’s eye-opening and gives you a whole new perspective on Prague and Czech history.

We recommend one of these tours:

Unusual and Bizarre Things to Do in Prague

Let’s look at some of the sights you don’t need to spend money on. A full list of over 65 free things to do in Prague is here.

41) The Smallest House in Prague (2,25 m wide)

Located in Anežská Street, you can find the city’s tiniest house. It measures just 2 and a quarter meter in width (88 inches). It was built in 1853 and designed by architect Josef Liebel. Once it served as a brothel. Nowadays, only the facade of the original dwelling remains, and it is an entrance to the inhabited rear section.

The alley in which the house is nestled once served as a secondary entrance to the courtyard of the U Křikavů house in Řásnovka. Over the centuries, this passage transformed into a residential space.

117 Best Things to Do in Prague: Ultimate Guide (from Locals)
Jerzy Strzelecki, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

42) Stroll through the narrowest alley in Prague

The nameless street leading from “U Lužického semináře” Street to the garden of the Čertovka restaurant, is so narrow that a traffic light needed to be installed. It stands as the last remaining fire alley in Malá Strana. It is the last remaining fire alley in Malá Strana.

Measuring a mere 50 centimeters (19.7 inches) at its narrowest point, this street stands as a quirky and delightful treasure that fascinates both locals and visitors alike.

43) Upside-down horse sculpture

David Černý’s Upside-down Horse sculpture in Prague symbolizes rebellion and social commentary, depicting Saint Wenceslas riding an upside-down dead horse. Unveiled by Černý, it has become an integral part of Prague’s art scene, serving as a reminder to question established narratives and engage with Czech history.

The sculpture can be found at Pasáž Lucerna, Vodičkova, 110 00 Nové Město.

Upside Down Horse

44) Rotating Head of Franz Kafka Statue

 Positioned just a stone’s throw away from Prague’s busy shopping boulevard, Na Příkopě stands a mesmerizing work of modern art: the Rotating Head of Franz Kafka. Created by the renowned Czech sculptor David Černý, this 11-meter-tall statue is composed of 42 rotating layers that continuously form and deconstruct the famous face of Franz Kafka, one of Prague’s most celebrated literary figures.

The sculpture’s dynamic and ever-shifting nature is not only a technical marvel but also symbolically represents Kafka’s complex personality and the existential intricacies prevalent in his writings.

Franz Kafka Rotating Head

45) Park of Brutalist Miniatures by Kryštof Kintera in Klárov

Klárov Park, nestled near Prague Castle, offers a picturesque green space for relaxation and leisure. You can also discover Brutalist Miniatures by Kryštof Kintera. You may be surprised to learn that all the models are already broken – and it’s not the vandals’ fault this time – Kintera himself wanted to draw attention to the fragility of architecture by targeted destruction. The miniatures are interestingly illuminated during the evening.

46) Two peeing Figuers Statue: A combination of humor, art, and provocation

Just outside the Franz Kafka Museum in the Malá Strana district, visitors often find themselves amused and intrigued by the “Peeing Figures” statue. Crafted by the ever-controversial Czech artist David Černý, this sculpture features two male figures standing atop a map of the Czech Republic, with a dynamic water mechanism that makes it appear as though they are urinating onto the country.

The figures’ pelvises and hips move, creating a whimsical, if not irreverent, display as they “write” quotes from famous Prague residents with their streams. You can also have some of your own words written if you send a text message to a special number (listed by the sculpture).

While the statue’s playful nature often elicits chuckles from passersby, it’s also an invitation to reflect on the deeper commentary Černý may be making about the nation’s political and cultural landscape.

Two Peeing Figures

47) Explore Paternosters

The Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT) offers visitors and students an intriguing mechanical adventure in the form of its paternosters. These continuously moving elevators, reminiscent of a bygone era, consist of a chain of open compartments that move slowly in a loop without stopping, allowing passengers to hop on and off at their desired floor. A rarity in modern buildings due to safety standards, the paternosters at the Czech Technical University provide a unique blend of history and engineering marvels.

Good thing is that you don’t need to visit directly ČVUT because there are more than 30 of them in Prague. The most famous one is in Prague City Hall (Mariánské náměstí 2). 

48) Provocative Piece “Brown-nosers”

Located in the courtyard of the Futura Gallery in Smíchov (Holečkova Street), this sculpture by David Černý is a provocative piece that challenges conventional norms and sparks debate. As a local, I find it to be a compelling example of Prague’s edgy contemporary art scene.

The sculpture features a giant lower human torso where visitors can climb a ladder and stick their heads into the rear end to view a video playing inside. It’s a bold statement on political sycophancy and the nature of power. The experience is as unsettling as it is thought-provoking.

Family-friendly Things to Do in Prague

Here are a couple of ideas in case you are traveling with kids.

49) Stromovka

Stromovka Park, often called the “Royal Game Reserve,” is a verdant oasis in the heart of Prague. Enjoy a leisurely walk, have a picnic by the ponds, or simply unwind beneath the shade of centuries-old trees. Stromovka offers a peaceful retreat from urban life. Additionally, the park is equipped with children’s playgrounds, making it a perfect destination for families looking for outdoor fun.

Stromovka Park

50) Prague Zoo

Consider spending a day at Prague Zoo, often ranked among the world’s top zoological gardens. Home to over 5,000 animals representing 650 species, the zoo offers an extensive and educational experience.

Highlights include the Elephant Valley and the Indonesian Jungle, providing immersive habitats for the animals. The zoo is child-friendly, with plenty of playgrounds and interactive exhibits. A trip here offers a balanced day of leisure and learning, making it a perfect outing for families or anyone interested in wildlife conservation.

117 Best Things to Do in Prague: Ultimate Guide (from Locals)

51) Mirror Maze

If you’re traveling with children, the Mirror Maze on Petřín Hill is an attraction you won’t want to miss. This labyrinth of mirrors provides endless fun as you and your little ones navigate through distorted reflections, culminating in a grand hall of mirrors that turns your world upside down.

This entertaining attraction is not only a hit with kids but also offers a light-hearted break from the more serious cultural sites. It’s a delightful diversion that adds a playful element to your visit.

Mirror Maze

52) Kampa Island

Kampa is an island in the Vltava River and offers stunning views of Charles Bridge. It is not just a scenic locale but also a hub for modern art and culture. The island is home to unique installations like the faceless baby sculptures and the eye-catching line of yellow penguins, which add a whimsical touch to the area.

Kampa Island serves as a delightful blend of natural beauty, artistic intrigue, and historic charm, making it a must-visit spot on your Prague itinerary.

Faceless Babies Kampa

53) Lego Muzeum

Located in the center of Prague, the LEGO Museum is a wonderland for both kids and adults who have a soft spot for these iconic building blocks. With over 4,000 models and multiple interactive zones, the museum offers a tactile and visual feast.

The variety of themes, ranging from Star Wars to historical dioramas, keeps the experience engaging. For families with children, this is a can’t-miss spot that promises an educational and enjoyable outing. Book your tickets here.

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54) Kingdom of Railways

If you have a fascination for model trains or are traveling with children, the Kingdom of Railways in Prague is an enchanting stop. This miniature world features elaborate train sets that traverse detailed landscapes, complete with tiny towns, countryside, and working traffic systems.

The meticulous craftsmanship captivates kids and adults alike, offering a whimsical escape that’s educational too. It’s a delightful experience for anyone who has ever been entranced by the allure of miniature worlds or trains.

55) Prague Waterfront: Relax along the Vltava River

Náplavka Riverbank is a beloved spot along the Vltava River where visitors can immerse themselves in the tranquil waterside atmosphere. It offers an opportunity to relax along the riverbank, whether you’re sitting on the embankment, watching boats sail by, or simply savoring the picturesque views. Náplavka is renowned for its vibrant events, including riverside markets and cultural festivals, making it an ideal place to embrace Prague’s lively spirit and unwind in a scenic setting.

Náplavka - Prague Waterfront

56) Vojanovy Sady

This park is located in New Town and is home to a flock of peacocks. It is a peaceful and relaxing place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Culinary Things to Do in Prague

57) Take a cooking class

Prague has a rich culinary tradition, and there are a number of cooking classes that you can take to learn how to make traditional Czech dishes. These classes are typically taught by experienced chefs and are a great way to learn about Czech cuisine and culture.

We recommend Czech cooking class by Chef Ondrej with market tour

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58) Go on a food tour

Experience the best of Prague’s food scene on a guided food tour. You’ll visit local restaurants and markets and sample a variety of traditional and modern Czech dishes.

We recommend one of these food tours:

59) Visit a Traditional Czech Pub

Prague is known for its traditional pubs, known as hospody. These pubs serve a variety of Czech beers and traditional Czech dishes. They’re a great place to experience the local culture and to enjoy a delicious meal.

There are a few of them, that we can recommend:

  • Mincovna – restaurant directly at the Old Town Square. They have great prices for daily menus (lunch). In case you want to order something else from the cart, it is a little bit more expensive
  • U Červeného Páva – another great restaurant with typical Czech food.
  • U Glaubiců – located in Lesser Town. I can highly recommend their Roast duck with red cabbage and dumplings.
  • Střídačka (The Hockey Bench) – a restaurant owned by two Czech famous ice hockey players. They offer only two meal options every day and that means the best quality and freshness.
  • Restaurant U Mecenáše
  • Lokál Dlouhá – Dlouhá means long in Czech, once you are there you will see why.
Czech Beer

60) Pilsner Urquell Experience

For beer enthusiasts and casual sippers alike, the Pilsner Urquell Experience on Wenceslas Square offers a deep dive into the legacy of the world’s first golden beer. This isn’t just a museum; it’s a fully immersive experience that employs state-of-the-art audio-visual tech and compelling storytelling.

You’ll journey through the rich history of Pilsner Urquell and gain a new appreciation for the art of beer-making. But the experience doesn’t stop at history and visuals. At the Tapster Academy, you can learn the time-honored Czech technique of pouring the perfect pint.

Finally, don’t forget to visit the dazzling beer tower made of lights and pick up some branded souvenirs at the shop. AFFIL

Book Pilsner Urquell Experience here.

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61) Visit a Winery

The Czech Republic is also known for its wine, and there are a number of wineries in the region that offer tours and tastings. Learn about the winemaking process and sample some of the best Czech wines.

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62) Visit a farmers’ market

Prague has a number of farmers’ markets where you can buy fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and other local products. These markets are a great place to experience the local food culture and to find unique and authentic ingredients.

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Cultural and Art Things to Do in Prague

63) National Theatre

Attending a performance at the National Theatre is a wonderful way to experience Czech culture at its finest. Located by the river, this historic venue is not just an architectural marvel, but a stage for world-class opera, ballet, and drama. Whether you opt for a traditional Czech play or an international classic, a night at Národní Divadlo promises an unforgettable blend of artistic excellence and cultural enrichment.

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64) Illusion Art Museum

The IAM Prague is a haven for those fascinated by optical illusions and the extraordinary. Situated in the heart of Prague, this museum takes you on a rollercoaster of sensory experiences.

Adults and children alike will find themselves enthralled by rooms designed to challenge perceptions, alongside interactive exhibits that animate otherwise static art. It’s a place where your eyes may deceive you, but your mind will be thoroughly entertained.

65) Prague Glass Experience

The Prague Glass Experience offers a unique immersion into the world of Czech glassmaking, a craft deeply woven into the country’s artistic heritage. Visitors get the chance to not only marvel at beautifully designed glass objects but also try their hands at glassblowing, providing a blend of observation and participation.

It’s not merely a museum but a workshop where art comes alive right before your eyes. This experience is a splendid way to appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into each glass piece, giving you a richer understanding of Prague’s artisanal culture.

66) The World of Banksy at Kostel Svatého Michala

The World of Banksy provides an engaging journey through the enigmatic world of the street artist Banksy. This curated experience lets you delve into a vast array of Banksy’s iconic artworks, capturing the essence of rebellion, wit, and social commentary.

Housed in a former church, the exhibition gains an additional layer of mystique and gravitas. For anyone interested in modern art or social movements, this is a must-visit attraction that goes beyond the traditional art gallery experience.

67) Mucha Museum

The Mucha Museum is a museum dedicated to the life and work of Alphonse Mucha, a Czech Art Nouveau painter. The museum houses a collection of Mucha’s paintings, posters, and other works of art.

Mucha Museum

68) Attend a Classical Music Concert

Prague has a vibrant classical music scene, and there are often concerts taking place throughout the city. You can find information about classical music concerts on the websites of the city’s concert halls and music venues.


69) The National Museum

The National Museum is the largest museum in the Czech Republic and houses a collection of over 14 million objects. The museum covers a wide range of topics, including Czech history, culture, and art.

National Museum

70) National Gallery – Modern and Contemporary Art

The National Gallery in Prague’s section dedicated to Modern and Contemporary Art showcases a well-curated selection of works that provide a fascinating journey through modern and contemporary art movements.

Housed in multiple locations, including the Veletrzni Palac, the collection ranges from iconic Czech artists to globally acclaimed names, offering an expansive look at artistic developments over the past century. The exhibits are designed to engage, challenge, and inspire, making your visit not just a visual feast but an intellectual one as well.

National Gallery

71) Franz Kafka Museum

The Franz Kafka Museum is dedicated to the life and work of Franz Kafka, a Czech writer. The museum is housed in a beautiful Baroque building and is a great place to learn about Kafka’s life and work.

Franz Kafka Museum

72) Visit an Art Gallery

Prague has a number of art galleries that feature both Czech and international artists. You can find information about art galleries on the websites of the galleries themselves or on the website of Artforum.

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Fun & Cool Things to Do in Prague

73) Hurricane Factory

For thrill-seekers looking for a different kind of adventure in Prague, the Wind Tunnel experience is a must-try. Here, you can experience the sensation of skydiving without jumping out of an airplane.

A powerful vertical wind tunnel simulates the free-fall conditions of skydiving, giving you the chance to float and flip in a controlled environment. Located just outside the city center, it’s an exciting detour for those wanting to add an adrenaline rush to their trip.

Book Hurricane Factory here.

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74) Go on a Ghost Tour

Prague has a rich and haunted history, and there are a number of ghost tours that you can take to learn about the city’s dark side. These tours are typically led by experienced guides and are a great way to learn about the city’s haunted history and see some of its most haunted places.

We recommend one of these tours:

75) Hard Rock Café Praha

For those looking for familiar flavors and a rock ‘n’ roll vibe, Hard Rock Cafe Prague offers a unique blend of American culture in the heart of the Czech Republic. Known for its classic American fare like burgers and ribs, as well as a wide selection of cocktails, this iconic chain doesn’t disappoint.

The Prague location also features a fascinating collection of music memorabilia, from guitars to gold records, adding a museum-like touch to your dining experience. Centrally located near Old Town Square, it’s an easy spot to relax after a day of sightseeing.

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76) Go surfing in Surf Arena

Yes, I am not kidding, you can visit the Surf Area! This indoor facility offers a chance to catch some waves without needing an ocean. A powerful wave machine generates consistent surf, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced surfers.

Located a bit outside the city center, it’s a fantastic way to mix up your Prague itinerary and add some aquatic adventure. Whether you’ve surfed before or are a total novice, Surf Arena offers a unique experience that brings surf culture to this landlocked city.

Book Surf Arena here.

77) Museum of Torture

This museum offers a glimpse into the dark side of history. It features exhibits of the various tools and techniques that were used to torture people throughout history. It is not for the faint of heart, but it is an interesting and educational experience.

78) Absintherie Praha

For those interested in exploring a different, perhaps more mysterious side of Czech drinking culture, a visit to Absintherie is in order. This specialized bar offers an extensive selection of absinthe, the potent green spirit that has fascinated and puzzled people for centuries.

Here, you’ll learn the proper Czech way to enjoy absinthe, which involves a ritual of diluting the spirit over a sugar cube. Located in the bustling area of Old Town, Absintherie is more than just a bar—it’s an experience that dives deep into the myths, history, and flavors surrounding this enigmatic drink.

79) Old Bubeneč Sewage Treatment Plant

For a unique outing, visit the Old Bubeneč Sewage Treatment Plant in Prague. This industrial heritage site showcases Czech engineering prowess and is an unexpected cultural gem. Designed by Antonín Engel and František Mencl in the 1920s, the plant is now a technical monument. 

You can explore this historic Wastewater Plant with a guided tour at weekends and public holidays.

80) Bobsleigh Track Prosek

Add some thrill to your Prague itinerary with a visit to Bobsleigh Track at Prosek. This alpine-style coaster offers cool views as you descend the hillside. Suitable for all ages, it’s a fun way to engage with the city’s landscape while taking a break from traditional sightseeing.

81) Try Escape Room in Prague

For a break from traditional sightseeing, try one of Prague’s top escape rooms. With themes ranging from spy thrillers to treasure hunts, these rooms offer an hour of puzzle-solving excitement.

They’re a great way to test your wits and teamwork skills while enjoying a different kind of entertainment. Ideal for friends, families, or anyone looking to challenge their problem-solving abilities.

We recommend these three escape rooms:

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Nightlife in Prague

82) Dlouhá Street

If you’re eager to explore Prague’s nightlife, Dlouhá Street is where you’ll want to be. Known as the city’s primary hub for bars, clubs, and late-night eateries, Dlouhá offers something for every type of night owl. Whether you’re in the mood for craft cocktails, live music, or just a classic Czech pub experience, you’ll find it here.

Dlouhá Street captures the spirit of Prague after dark and is an essential stop for anyone looking to experience the city’s vibrant night scene.

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83) Karlovy Lázně

Karlovy Lázně holds the title of Central Europe’s largest nightclub, and it’s a must-visit for those looking to dive deep into Prague’s nightlife. Located just a stone’s throw away from Charles Bridge, this five-story behemoth offers a variety of music styles, each with its own dedicated floor.

From mainstream pop and R&B to 90’s hits and electronic dance music, there’s something to match everyone’s taste. The venue also boasts a stunning view of the Vltava River, making it a visually engaging experience as well. If you’re looking to experience the diversity of Prague’s night scene in one place, Karlovy Lázně is your go-to destination.

Karlovy Lázně

84) SaSaZu

Sasazu is another nightlife heavyweight in Prague, known for its size and popularity. It’s one of the city’s premier venues for electronic and dance music. The club has a high-energy atmosphere and has hosted internationally renowned DJs and artists.

The space itself is modern and stylish, with state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems that enhance the overall experience.

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85) Anonymous Bar

Anonymous Bar brings a unique, thematic experience to Prague’s nightlife. Inspired by the hacker collective and the V for Vendetta film, the bar has a clandestine, rebellious vibe.

 The interior is dark and mysterious, filled with Guy Fawkes masks and secret compartments. The drink menu is creative, featuring well-crafted cocktails that often incorporate elements of surprise and theatrical presentation.

This is a must-visit for those who appreciate a good story with their cocktail, as the whole venue is a narrative experience that ties back to its theme. It’s the perfect place for people who want something different for their night out, beyond just a regular bar or club.

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86) Cross Club

Cross Club is a visual experience, featuring intricate mechanical installations, rotating gears, and vibrant lights. This venue is a mecca for those interested in alternative music, art, and social events. Its steampunk-inspired design sets it apart from any other venue in the city.

Located in Holešovice, it offers multiple stages that host a variety of events, from electronic music to live bands and theater performances. Weekend nights are the most vibrant, with a diverse lineup of events, but they can also be crowded.

Cross Club

87) Nebe Cocktail and Music Bar

Nebe Cocktail and Music Bar is a hit for those who want a balanced nightlife experience. This venue combines a wide variety of cocktails with a vibrant musical atmosphere, making it perfect for both casual get-togethers and dance-filled nights. The bar often hosts themed events and DJ sets, keeping the vibe fresh and energetic.

Nebe Music Bar

88) DupleX

Duplex is one of Prague’s premier rooftop venues, offering an upscale nightlife experience. Located on Wenceslas Square, this club attracts a sophisticated crowd, including international DJs and occasionally celebrities.

With its stunning panoramic views of the city, Duplex sets itself apart as a venue that combines glamour and scenery. The club spans two floors, featuring an open-air terrace for those who want to take in the night sky.

89) Roxy

Roxy is one of Prague’s oldest and most respected clubs, known for its focus on electronic and alternative music. Situated in a former theater in the heart of the city, it has been a mainstay of Prague’s nightlife since the early 1990s.

With an emphasis on live performances, DJ sets, and innovative multimedia arts, Roxy attracts a diverse crowd of music lovers and creatives.

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90) Hemingway Bar

Hemingway Bar is a sophisticated cocktail bar in Prague that pays homage to the famous writer Ernest Hemingway, a known cocktail aficionado. Located in the city’s Old Town, this intimate bar is often lauded for its extensive selection of rums, absinthes, and artisan cocktails.

The atmosphere is elegant yet relaxed, with vintage décor and soft lighting, making it ideal for a more upscale night out. The bartenders are experts in their craft, happy to guide you through their menu or tailor a cocktail to your preferences.

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91) Lucerna Music Bar

Lucerna Music Bar is a beloved Prague institution that offers a mix of live music, DJs, and iconic 80s and 90s video parties. Situated below the Lucerna Palace in the city center, this venue is known for its eclectic range of musical performances, from jazz and rock to electronic and pop.

 The interior is spacious with a retro charm, featuring high ceilings and vintage decor. This venue is a hit with both locals and tourists looking for a lively atmosphere and a broad array of musical entertainment.

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92) La Macumba (Latino)

La Macumba stands out as the go-to spot for Latino rhythms in Prague. Located away from the usual touristy areas, this club specializes in Latin music like salsa, bachata, and reggaeton. With a dedicated dance floor and often featuring live bands or professional dancers, it provides an authentic Latin experience.

 La Macumba is popular among a diverse crowd, attracting locals, expats, and visitors who share a love for Latin culture. Whether you’re an experienced salsa dancer or a newcomer eager to learn, the club offers an energetic and vibrant atmosphere for everyone.

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Luxurious Things to Do in Prague

If you are looking for some high-end activities in Prague, here they are:

93) Stay at a Luxurious Suite at Dancing House

For a lavish stay in the heart of Prague, look no further than the suites at the Dancing House Hotel. This architectural marvel, also known as “Fred and Ginger,” promises more than just a feast for your eyes; it’s an enclave of luxury.

The suites offer panoramic views of the Vltava River and Prague Castle, blending modern design with comfort. With 24-hour concierge service and world-class amenities, you’ll find every need catered to. It’s an ideal choice for discerning travelers seeking a blend of style, luxury, and iconic location.

Book a stay in Dancing House here.

Dancing House

94) Eat in the sky at Žižkov TV Tower

Elevate your dining experience—literally—at the Žižkov TV Tower. This isn’t merely a meal; it’s a culinary journey set against the backdrop of Prague’s panoramic skyline. Located at a height of 216 meters, the restaurant in the tower offers gourmet cuisine that matches its sky-high setting. From your table, you’ll have a 360-degree view of the city, making it an unforgettable backdrop for a special occasion or a treat for the epicurean explorer. This is opulent dining redefined, offering a vantage point on Prague that few have the pleasure to experience.

Reserve your seat here in Oblaca Restaurant.

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95) Fry over Karlštejn Castle

For those seeking the epitome of luxury and adventure combined, a private flight over Karlštejn Castle provides an unparalleled experience. Soar above one of the Czech Republic’s most cherished landmarks, gaining a truly unique perspective of its Gothic architecture and the surrounding verdant landscapes.

We recommend one of these flights:

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96) Attend a Classical Music Concert at the Rudolfinum

Indulge in an evening of sheer musical elegance at the Rudolfinum, Prague’s venerable concert hall and home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. The neo-Renaissance building itself is a masterpiece of 19th-century architecture, offering an appropriately grand setting for the world-class performances it hosts.

With its superlative acoustics and ornate Dvořák Hall, the venue elevates the experience of listening to classical music into an art form. Here, you can immerse yourself in the works of great composers like Dvořák, Mozart, and Beethoven, performed by some of the world’s most accomplished musicians. An evening at the Rudolfinum is not merely a concert; it’s an elite cultural experience that epitomizes the richness of Prague’s artistic heritage.


97) Visit a Michelin-starred restaurant

Prague has a number of Michelin-starred restaurants that offer a fine dining experience, such as Field or La Degustation Bohême Bourgeoise. If you’re looking for a special occasion meal, visit one of these restaurants.

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98) Dine at the Rooftop of the Dancing House

Elevate your dining experience, both literally and metaphorically, at the rooftop of the iconic Dancing House. Known as the ‘Ginger and Fred’ restaurant, this culinary haven is perched atop one of Prague’s most avant-garde architectural marvels.

Offering panoramic views of the city, including the Vltava River and Prague Castle, the venue serves as an exquisite backdrop for a gastronomic journey. A meal here is less of a dinner and more of a sublime indulgence. This is an extraordinary experience, designed to impress even the most discerning of palates.

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99) Stay at one of Prague’s best hotels

For those seeking the epitome of luxury and sophistication, a stay at one of Prague’s top hotels is a non-negotiable experience.

Whether you opt for the timeless grandeur of the Four Seasons, located steps away from Charles Bridge, or the boutique charm of the Golden Well in Lesser Town, these properties offer unparalleled comfort, state-of-the-art amenities, and white-glove service.

Imagine waking up to exquisite views of Prague’s iconic landmarks and spending your day pampered by world-class spa treatments, gourmet dining, and perhaps even a personal butler.

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100) Enjoy a Private River Cruise on the Vltava River

For those who desire an intimate, bespoke experience, a private river cruise on the Vltava River is unparalleled. As you glide gracefully along the water, you’ll be treated to champagne, canapés, and perhaps even live music, depending on your preferences.

From this unique vantage point, Prague’s architectural marvels unfold before your eyes, offering panoramic views that few have the luxury to enjoy. This is more than a sightseeing tour; it’s a floating celebration of life’s finest pleasures, all against the backdrop of Prague’s sublime beauty.

We recommend Prague Private Boat Tour.

101) Enjoy Private Spa Treatment

Indulge in the ultimate relaxation with a private spa treatment at one of Prague’s high-end wellness centers. Here, expert therapists offer personalized services using premium products.

Whether it’s a rejuvenating facial, a deep-tissue massage, or a complete spa day package, you’ll walk away feeling refreshed and recharged, ready to continue exploring the city in style.

We recommend Private Wellness Spa for Couples

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102) Take a private tour of Prague Castle

Experience the grandeur of Prague Castle like never before with a private tour. Explore the Castle complex at your own pace, guided by an expert who can offer deep historical insights and answer your questions. From the Gothic splendor of St. Vitus Cathedral to the Old Royal Palace, each corner of the castle holds secrets that are best revealed in a more personalized setting.

We recommend 3-hour Private Prague Castle Walking Tour.

Prague Castle

103) Baloon flight over Karlštejn Castle

Elevate your Prague experience—literally—with a hot air balloon flight over Karlštejn Castle. As you ascend, the panoramic views unfold to reveal the castle in all its Gothic and Renaissance glory, set against the lush backdrop of the Czech countryside.

This is not just sightseeing; it’s an aerial adventure that provides a unique perspective on one of the country’s most iconic landmarks, making for unforgettable memories and photographs.

We recommend Sightseeing balloon flight Karlštejn.

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Day trips from Prague

104) Day trip to Kutná Hora

Journey to Kutná Hora, a medieval town known for its rich mining history. Don’t miss the Sedlec Ossuary, a chapel decorated with thousands of human bones, and the stunning St. Barbara’s Church. Between historical sites, enjoy the local atmosphere of this once-prosperous silver mining center.

If you want to join an organized tour, choose one of these:

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105) Day trip to Český Krumlov

Experience the enchantment of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage town that boasts well-preserved medieval architecture. The town’s centerpiece is the expansive Castle, which is the second-largest Castle complex in the Czech Republic.

Stroll along the meandering Vltava River, explore charming cobblestone streets, and visit St. Vitus Church for a glimpse into local history and culture.

If you want to join an organized tour, we recommend Full-Day Trip to Český Krumlov.

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106) Day trip to Karštejn Castle

Step back into the 14th century with a visit to Karlštejn Castle, one of the most iconic in the Czech Republic. Built by Charles IV, the castle once housed royal treasures and crown jewels.

Explore its fortified walls, admire the Chapel of the Holy Cross, and enjoy stunning views over the surrounding countryside. Here you can read a complete guide for the Karštejn DIY trip.

If you want to join an organized tour, choose one of these:

Karlštejn Castle

107) Day trip to Velká Amerika (and Karlštejn Castle)

Combine nature and history in one outing. Start with the impressive limestone quarry known as Velká Amerika, often called the “Czech Grand Canyon,” then continue to nearby Karlštejn Castle for a deep dive into Czech history.

Lom Velká Amerika

108) Day trip to Terezín

Terezín is a poignant visit that offers a look into the darker chapters of 20th-century history. Once a fortress, it was transformed into a concentration camp during WWII. The Small Fortress and Ghetto Museum provide insights into the lives and hardships faced by prisoners.

If you want to join an organized tour, choose one of these:

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109) Day trip to Brno

Experience the Czech Republic’s second-largest city, Brno, a hub of modernity, academia, and vibrant culture. Don’t miss the Špilberk Castle, the Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul, and the labyrinthine ossuary, one of the largest in Europe. Here you have the Ultimate Locals Guide to Brno (I was living there 26 years before I moved to Prague).

Day Trip to Brno

110) Day trip to Czech Switzerland

Escape to the stunning natural landscapes of Czech Switzerland National Park. Highlights include the Pravčická Brána, Europe’s largest sandstone arch, and boat rides through the tranquil Kamenice Gorge. It’s an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, perfect for hiking and photography.

Pravčická Brána

111) Day trip to Karlovy Vary

Unwind in the luxurious spa town of Karlovy Vary, known for its hot springs and stunning Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture. Take a leisurely stroll along the Teplá River, sip on the curative thermal waters, and perhaps indulge in a spa treatment or two.

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Outdoor Activities

Do you want extraordinary experience from Prague? We have ideas

112) Stand-up paddleboarding on the Vltava River

Stand-up paddleboarding on the Vltava River is an increasingly popular way to enjoy Prague’s waterfront. This activity not only offers a unique vantage point for city landmarks but also allows you to engage in a physical workout, adding an adventurous touch to your city exploration. Ideal for both beginners and experienced paddlers, it’s a refreshing break from the typical tourist activities.

We recommend booking this tour: 2-Hour Paddle Boarding in the City Centre.

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113) Flyboarding

If you’re looking to add a dose of adrenaline to your Prague visit, Flyboarding offers a riveting experience. Strapped to a board connected to a water jet, you’ll propel yourself above the water, performing flips, dives, and soaring to impressive heights. The sensation of gliding above water provides an exhilarating break from traditional sightseeing.

We recommend booking this Flyboarding – Flying over Water.

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114) Bungee jumping

For the ultimate adrenaline rush, bungee jumping in Prague is a must-try. Experience the exhilarating free-fall as you leap from a platform, plunging towards the ground. The intense adrenaline, the wind rushing past, and that moment of weightlessness make this one of the most unforgettable outdoor experiences you can have. If you’re looking to push your limits and see Prague from a completely different perspective, bungee jumping offers just that.

We recommend booking this Bungee Jumping from a Crane.

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115) Biking along the Vltava River

Biking along the Vltava River offers a serene yet invigorating way to explore Prague’s scenic beauty. What’s more, the convenience of shared bikes available for rent makes it easier than ever to engage in this eco-friendly activity. Whether you’re a solo traveler or with a group, cycling beside the river provides a unique perspective of the city.

Biking along Vltava River

116) Paintball

If you’re looking for a fun, strategic, and action-packed experience, paintball in Prague is the activity for you. Gather your friends or join a team to engage in colorful warfare in a specially designed course filled with obstacles and covering spots. This is a great way to blow off some steam, build teamwork skills, and get a unique outdoor experience.

We recommend this Paintball.

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117) Operate Real-life Excavator

For those yearning to relive the sandbox days but on a much grander scale, controlling a real-life excavator provides an exhilarating experience. Here, you get to sit in the cockpit of a tracked excavator, dig up tons of soil, and then switch to another heavy-duty machine to move your mound. It’s the childhood dream escalated into an adult-size adventure.

We recommend this Excavator Operator for a Day.

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Well, there are many things to do in Prague… This city offers something for everyone. Whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple seeking romance, or a family looking for adventure, the Czech capital has an array of activities that cater to diverse interests and budgets.

From traversing the cobbled streets of Old Town to savoring Czech cuisine, flying over Karlštejn Castle in a hot air balloon, or even experiencing adrenaline-pumping activities like flyboarding, your days in Prague are sure to be packed with unforgettable experiences.

Don’t just stick to the tourist hotspots; dare to venture off the beaten path and explore the lesser-known gems this magical city has to offer. Your journey through Prague promises to be a rich tapestry of culture, excitement, and awe-inspiring moments.

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